Norway - Municipal strike ends with 3.5% increase June 21, 2010

An agreement has been reached in the municipal sector after two weeks of strike action of 45,000 workers, the most significant industrial action in the country for over 30 years. Overall the increase is around 3.5% and includes amounts for local agreements as well as provisions for tackling the gender pay gap - a key element of the unions’ demands. The basic general increase is 2.1% or 7,100 NOK.




This article was published in the Collective Bargaining Newsletter. It aims to facilitate information exchange between trade unions and to support the work of ETUC's collective bargaining committee. For more information, please contact the editor Maarten van Klaveren, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) You may find further information on the ETUI, and on the AIAS at © ETUI aisbl, Brussels 2009.

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